A smaller safer version of Sonsonate, a hub for all sorts of places but not much of a destination itself, Ahuachapán is at the beginning (or end) of the Ruta de las Flores, and within easy reach of Tacuba (and great excursions into El Imposible), the Guatemalan border, Tazumal and Casa Blanca archaeological sites, and Santa Ana further on.
Ahuachapán destination guides
Explore El Salvador
Delve into the unassuming beauty of El Salvador and discover why this is one of the hidden gems of Central America. This trip gives you a sumptuous taste of life in this fascinating country, taking you from the lush nature reserves near Ahuachapan, to the charming colonial streets of Suchitoto and the buzzing capital of San Salvador.